MOVE! Coach Mobile (MCM) is a weight loss app for Veterans, service members, their families, and others who want to lose weight. This 19-week program guides the participants to achieve success with weight loss through education, and use of tools, in an easy and convenient way. Participants can monitor, track, and receive feedback regarding their progress with weight, diet, and exercise goals.
Some Key Features:
•Self-Management Guides – educate the participant on a variety of weight-management success strategies using videos, worksheets, games, and other tools. Guides will be made available weekly or bi-weekly, based on your progression through the 19-week program.
•Weight, Diet and Physical Activity Diaries – for daily tracking of weight, diet, and physical activity
•My Goals and Progress – participants can set weight loss and SMART goals, and see progress reports and summaries
•How to Solve Problems – additional resources for overcoming barriers
This app can be used by itself, but additional benefit may be achieved if used in combination with treatment with your healthcare provider.
MOVE! Coach Mobile (MCM) was created by the National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP), under VHA’s Office of Patient Care Services (VACO).
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Ratings and Reviews
Not bad, but......
This is a good app, but there is room for improvement. First, there is no way to change the date of what you are trying to enter. When i was entering my meals from yesterday it put them on today because it was after midnight when i finished inputting the data. Second, the exercise calorie count is very generic. I have a treadmill that does incline up to 11 degrees and that drastically changes the calories burned during the workout. There is also no way to set how fast you were going. In 30 minutes of walking at 5.5 km/h on a 7 degree incline i burned 196 calories with a distance of 2.74km. This app only gave me credit for around 130 calories. And third when choosing what our meals are it would be helpful if we could select what items were used. For instance my meal last night was spaghetti macaroni with lean ground pork. I also sprinkled some parmesan cheese on it. But there is no way that i see to edit the entry. I’ll give this app a 3 star for now. If you upgrade the app and make it better I”ll revisit my review.
The app does not allow for entering exactly what I ate. Ex: I had an Arby’s Grand Turkey sandwich, it has bacon but I cannot add it. In addition, the calories allotted were either higher or lesser than what I ate. Having the list available is helpful but I need to be able to customize my diet entry.
Like another user that stated they needed the ability to edit the dates of dietary entries. I too made the mistake of completing my entries after midnight and was unable to change it.
We need the capability to enter data at our convenience and to customize those entries.
Possibly the best free weight loss app
Over the last year I have lost 30 lbs and I owe that to this app. I have struggled with my weight for more than a decade, never being able to drop weight, but when I started using this app to track calories and my weight I started seeing progress. The app definitely has its flaws and plenty of room for improvement, but it ended up being the little bit extra I needed to get me shedding weight.
Problems/areas of improvement:
- Search function for meal tracker is not very good. It takes a bit of time to figure out the regional name for some foods and there are also many foods not included. I started finding something close in description, with higher calories, and putting that in the diet log. A QR scanner would be a nice improvement to remedy this.
- Activity tracker was not very useful for me. I ended up using the iPhone app instead. This may be because I was already familiar with that app.
- US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
- 64 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.